Brave Bessie

This week, we are learning about the life of Bessie Coleman. ¬†Bessie was born in 1892 and was the child of a Native American father and African-American mother. ¬†Bessie had dreams of being an aviator but was denied entry into flying schools in the U.S. because of her race. ¬†Bessie was a determined individual and eventually moved to France where she was permitted to train to become a pilot. After earning her license, she moved back to the U.S. and became the first female, African-American pilot in our country’s history.

This week, we are learning about Brave Bessie’s life and her ability to persevere toward her goal despite facing great obstacles with the story,¬†Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindbergh.

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My friends on the STAR hall are¬†integrating nonfiction into our lesson by accessing Pebblego’s database where we can find a short biography about Bessie’s life.

My buddies on the MD hall are getting messy with a special painting project.  We are using clothespins and Popsicle sticks to built a plane like one Bessie might have flown.  We are painting our planes to make them pretty and ready for moms and dads to see.


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